Deliciously smooth buttercream with the fantastic flavour of Nutella – the perfect topping for any cupcake!
It is no secret that I am a Nutella fan. I came to the obvious conclusion that adding Nutella to buttercream could never be a bad thing! One of the reasons I don’t like normal buttercream that much is because to me it can taste a lot like sweetened butter. Now I realise I am in the minority here as most people love buttercream, but this Nutella buttercream is my kind of buttercream! The chocolate hazelnut taste compliments the buttercream and is delicious.
The recipe I used was from a blog called Cooking Classy (http://www.cookingclassy.com/2013/09/banana-cupcakes-nutella-buttercream-frosting/). Their recipe used a banana cupcake, but I decided to use a simple vanilla cupcake.
This recipe makes enough buttercream for roughly 12 cupcakes. However if you like buttercream piled high on your cupcake, the recipe says to make 1 1/2 the amount below.
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup salted butter
1/4 cup Nutella
2 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
2 cups icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 tsp double cream
- Beat together the butter until pale and fluffy
- Add the Nutella and cocoa powder and beat again to combine
- Add the vanilla extract and icing sugar and mix slowly until combined
- Finish by adding enough cream until the buttercream is the right consistency – it should be firm enough to hold its shape when piped. Mix one last time and then it is ready to pipe onto your cupcakes